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Poster: cashel Date: Aug 24, 2004 2:17pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: to Mary

George Romero said recently "There may be a bit more acceptance of horror because of what is going on in the world today. When people feel threatened, they either go to pure entertainment or to something that might strike a chord with the fears they have in real life".

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Poster: Marysz Date: Aug 25, 2004 10:27am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: to Mary

It's interesting that that a rural farmhouse, usually an symbol of American safety and security, becomes a place of horror in this film. In the late sixties there was rioting in the cities and the war in Vietnam was turning into a quagmire. The effects of racism and a misguided Cold War foreign policy had come back to haunt Americans—and refused to go away, just like the zombies in the film.